RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountain (Album Review)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountain (Album Review)

Having released their debut album back in 1997, Italy’s Rhapsody of Fire can now be placed in the ‘veteran’ category. Having said that, only keyboardist Alex Staropoli remains of the original line-up with guitarist Roby De Micheli the next longest-serving member, with 8 years service. Despite this revolving door (11 former members) Rhapsody of Fire has managed to maintain consistency of sound, theme, and performance. This is no more evident than on The Eighth Mountain,…

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountian (22 February, 2019)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountian (22 February, 2019)

Rhapsody Of Fire hold a special position in the exciting and multi-faceted world of heavy metal. Like few other acts, the band from Italy stands for anthemic symphonic metal presented with lots of speed, great pathos and technical refinement. Another characteristic that the band’s fans love is that at the beginning of their career in particular (at the time still under the shorter moniker of Rhapsody), their songs presented a mythical, album-transcending saga. Who doesn’t…

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE – Into The Legend (Album Review)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE – Into The Legend (Album Review)

I love Italy.  I have honeymooned in Sorrento and holidayed in Lake Garda.  The place is the jewel in Europe’s crown and is also becoming well known for its fantastic Power Metal bands, lead by Rhapsody Of Fire. Into The Legend has been a long time in gestation. It took seven years of recordings in four different studios to finally create this amazing and ambitious piece of art.  The whole kitchen sink was thrown at…

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Rhapsody Of Fire – Into The Legend (February 05, 2016)

Rhapsody Of Fire – Into The Legend (February 05, 2016)

They are true pioneers of the metal genre: Italian symphonic metal masters Rhapsody of Fire started their recording career in 1997 with their debut Legendary Tales (at that time under the banner Rhapsody). A new sound was born, merging symphonic elements with power metal and a neo-classical, almost ‘cinematic’ approach. The group from Trieste, Italy went on to release high-class albums regularly and established themselves as one of the leading Metal acts in the world….

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